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CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
georgetown university. no money, no savings, no healthcare, nothing. i ended up at a place here in new jersey called thomas edison state college, the second biggest in new jersey, it's a correspondence degree. i got my whole degree when i was 30 for $10,000. my whole college degree in $10,000 in today's dollars. i'm not suggesting that georgetown university needs to serve -- let's call me a loser -- you don't have to serve me. but what can georgetown and syracuse and a lot of other great private universities do to serve more people who are underserved? >> sure. sure. >> two points and i want to come back to your experience, but in answer to your direct question. what we've done is built pipelines with schools that are providing opportunity in the fourth quartile. in the lowest socioeconomic status. the new exciting set of schools, 25 across the nation, first one established in chicago in 1996. we have 51 students at georgetown right now. we do a summer institute for rising seniors. we're doing the same with kipp schools, we have theater programs within the state itself. it's very insti
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
necessarily bend the cost curve and make sure healthcare costs don't continue to climb. >> it would be unquestionably be the cost curve if you allow the insurance companies have copayments and deductible so i can carry more of the costs. at the same time, what congress is doing has been reluctant to do anything with medicare that would assume more of the costs or for that matter military retirees. you've got plenty of evidence where on the right and on the left when it comes to health care, people are saying things that produce round of applause. not telling people the truth of what's going to have to occur if we actually want the cost of health care -- >> the times has a good piece here. i thought the headline was misleading where -- >> the back end. >> but the back end does not work. >> the front end -- >> it's insurers claim that the health website is still flawed. it is still flawed because the back end does not fit. >> they can't get the information. >> from what i can tell, everybody knows that the back end has not been addressed yet. >> but that'd be like me saying the whole
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